Thanks to a New Creations Grant from the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador Awards Committee, Linda and I had the chance to really go way out on a limb and try some wild new techniques! KPP created 100 glaze tests and from that, have come up with 7 brand new glazes for the show.
We have experimented with highly textured surfaces using what we call a "Woven Water" style to create 7 different place setting. I have included 10 (mystery) details of the new work so that you might just be tempted not only to come and see the exhibit but get in first hand and "partake" of the event(s)!
We have also tried new clays and firing techniques. It was a grand & expensive exploration that we hope visitors to the A1C gallery will really enjoy. Robin is hosting 3 potluck dinners and looking for volunteers!
Contact Robin Lambert and get in on the foodie experience! If I lived closer I'd have signed up by now http://www.robinlambert.ca/ lambert.ca/wordpress/?p=261. I wonder what Alexis Templeton & Isabella St John have come up with??? Can't wait to see their new 7 place settings!!!
The dates for the potlucks are April 15th , 22nd, and 29th..."come and share food, art, and conversation" with Robin Lambert & other "strangers". The A1C gallery is at 8 Baird's Cove Road, St John's, Newfoundland & labrador, Canada, A1C 6M9 1-709-237-0427. http://www.a1cgallery.ca/
Robin Lambert is an artist born in BC and presently teaching at RDC, Red Deer College in Alberta. He has a BFA from ACAD from Calgary and a MFA from the University of Regina. His first "Service: A Dinner For Strangers" was held at Bilton Contemporary Art in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.
Woven Water: Linda (Yates) started out as a fiber artist...so colour and texture are close to her heart. We tried to explore the idea of liquid moving waves and to somehow freeze it in time on a whirling pot. Does it work? I hope some fibre artists/ weavers let us know their thoughts on our new experiments!
Friday April 30th, 2010 will be the closing night and all 3 ceramic artists and other participants are scheduled to attend. We hope you get a chance to see the show in April and invite you to join us all for the closing night festivities.
Thanks to Robin Lambert for commissioning us to create the place settings and thanks to Isabella, Alexis and the New Creations Grant for all the wonderful support!